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The waiting room at Mary’s Center in Washington, DC on February 24, 2014. Mary’s Center can be a non-profit health center for the underserved, uninsured or underinsured.
The number of adults without health insurance has increased 1.4 percentage points since the end of 2016, partially reversing the gains in health coverage seen since the implementation of Obamacare.
The nation’s uninsured rate — which fell to a record low of 10.9 percent within the last half of 2016, can be right now 12.3 percent, according to a Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey released Friday.
in which increase represents almost 3.5 million Americans who became uninsured within the time since Obamacare opponent Donald Trump was elected president as well as took office. as well as the uninsured rate can be right now the highest recorded since the end of 2014, when the idea stood at 12.9 percent.
Gallup’s report on the findings said the uninsured rate for the third quarter of in which year rose by 0.6 percentage point by the previous quarter.
in which report warned in which unless Trump as well as Congress take action to stabilize Obamacare markets, “the number of uninsured Americans likely will continue to rise.”
The growth within the uninsured since late 2016 has been concentrated in middle-aged adults, racial minorities as well as low-income people, according to Gallup, whose survey can be based more than 45,000 interviews with adults.
“Still, the uninsured rate remains well below its peak of 18 percent measured within the third quarter of 2013,” according to Gallup’s report.
in which time frame was right before Obamacare marketplaces began selling subsidized individual health plans, as well as before implementation of the rule requiring most Americans to have some form of health coverage or pay a fine.
Despite Gallup’s warnings about likely future increases within the insured rates, the idea can be not clear in which Trump or Congress will act to avert in which by happening.
Trump last week cut off key federal payments to insurers, which will trigger higher Obamacare premiums. The president also signed an executive order in which could further undercut Obamacare markets.
However, a bipartisan bill introduced within the Senate in which week can be seeking to shore up the Obamacare markets, at least within the short term.